Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR

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So back in June I made a list of the top ten books I wanted to read for the summer. And since summer officially ends on September 21, I still have a few more days! But there will be a post about my progress on that front coming up soon.

In the meantime, I'm making a list of the top ten books I'd like to read in the fall. Fall officially runs from September 22 through December 20. Ohhh, the fun I can have reading in those months. So the theme here is "read my own damn books." Including several that I listed in my "Oldest Books on my Shelves" vlog a while back.


All three of these have been on my shelves for eons. Eons, I say. Heather will do a happy dance that I'm finally reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Amanda will do a jig that I'm reading I Capture the Castle. And I'll just be glad to have that creepy girl on the cover of Never Let Me Go finished.


I'm definitely looking forward to finally jumping into the book I almost gave a kidney for...Havisham, by Ronald Frame. I picked The Joy Luck Club completely at random because it's been mocking me from the bottom shelf of my TBR for a while now. And Kavalier and Clay was also in my "oldest books on my shelves" video. 


I picked up The 19th Wife for super cheap at a going out of business book sale a few months ago. I put it on this list simply because I think I might be in the mood for it. Little Women is one of those classics with which I have a bad history. I've tried and failed to read it a bunch of times, so I'm thinking of organizing a group read to make me finish it. And Affinity has been sitting unread on my e-reader for like two years. It's time to wrap that shiz up. 


Finally, Kindred was my Estella Project choice that I never got 'round to, so I'll be buddy reading this one with Didi, a fellow BookTuber and bloggess. 

Wish me luck, kids! What's on your fall TBR? 








31 comments:

  1. Get on Kindred as soon as possible! lol - and I haven't read anything by Ishiguro yet, but he's one author I hope to get to by the end of the year. I always love to see what's on your lists.

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    1. I will! Definitely looking forward to that buddy read. And I love seeing your lists, too!

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  2. The 19th Wife is really great! A history lesson no one really hears about - I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I am super excited about that one. I love historical novels, and I have a fascinating with polygamy. Win!

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  3. Dancing and jigging! I loved I Capture the Castle too! I can't believe you haven't read either of those yet!! Woot!!

    I just pre-ordered Havisham!!!

    The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is SO AWESOME! Let me know when you start it, I may reread it along with you.

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    1. Woohoo! I know, those are going to make for awesome autumn reading.

      Yay for pre-orders!

      I will definitely let you know when I dive into Kavalier and Clay!

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  4. This looks like a very entertaining reading list. I second Tanya on Kindred. I also can highly recommend Kavalier and Clay and I Capture the Castle.

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it. :D

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  5. I really enjoyed The 19th Wife and Little Women is one of my favorites. I love the cover of your version of Little Women!

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    1. I'm glad to hear it, Kathy! I've tried reading Little Women before with no luck. I will conquer this time!

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  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I Capture the Castle alone will make for a great Fall reading season!

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    1. Right?! Know I'm gonna love 'em. Can't wait!

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  7. Kindred is a GREAT book, and I really liked Never Let Me Go (despite the creepy girl, lol). Great list!!

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    1. Thanks for your endorsements! Really looking forward to them.

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  8. I thought I would love Never Let Me Go, and I Capture the Castle but they were both a little disappointing for me. I liked them, but not as much as I expected. I wonder if it was my mood or something. Anyway, I hope you love them!!

    I don't know what The 19th Wife is about, but it sounds interesting! I've never read Little Women, but my sister always loved it and I remember disliking the movie. I think I might have tried to read her copy once and quit, ha. I hope you have better luck with it this time!

    Katy @ a blighted one

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  9. I really enjoyed I Capture the Castle, and I remember The Joy Luck Club left quite an impression on me. Looks like you've got a nice list of books for this fall!

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  10. I've been staring at that copy of I Capture the Castle on your booktubes forever. Apparently my psychically begging you to read it worked.

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  11. I loved both A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I Capture the Castle. Never Let Me Go wasn't quite as good as I was expecting, but still an okay read. My mother is reading The 19th Wife now and loving it... was hoping to borrow it from her, but she has an ebook from the library. I may check it out when she's done. Enjoy the books!

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  12. Yay - time for me to chant! Kavalier & Clay!

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    1. LOL, thank you for the endorsement, ladies. I'm excited to read it!

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  13. I've read five from your list. I don't remember Joy Luck Club very well, but Kindred, Never Let Me Go, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and I Capture the Castle are all excellent books. Never Let Me Go is kind of a sleeper one though - I appreciated it more after I'd finished it, and found it was still lingering in my brain.

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  14. Never Let Me Go and the Chabon are both excellent!

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  15. So many good ones on this list! Never Let Me Go! Little Women! The 19th Wife! A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! My exclamations cannot contain my excitement for you!

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  16. Great list! I just read Tree Grows in Brooklyn this year for the first time since 8th grade English class and loved it. It's quiet, so you have to be in the mood for that, but it's excellent, really.

    I'd be interested in a group read for Little Women if you wind up doing that... I've never read it!

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  17. Can't wait to pick up Kindred with you. I should have read it months ago with the clutch Reading group on Goodreads, but my copy came too late. Have quite a lot on the reading plate at the moment but just trying to get through September with all my requires reading. The French Lieutenant's Woman is challenging me a bit although the story itself is interesting and informative on women living in Victorian times. Wow what can I say. It wasn't joyful! To be continued on the rest.....Kavalier and clay I've been dying to read along with Never Let Me Go, although I don't own Kavalier and Clay. I'd be happy to read Little Women with you. I wonder if I4d still like it as much as I did as a child. Hmm...

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  18. I haven't got a special fall TBR - every time I try to make a list or prioritize my TBR pile, I end up either with hardly any books read at all - or I read only books that are not on my list :)

    Love yours, though, and it's a great idea to buddy read the books that are a little harder to get through alone.

    Have a great day, Andi.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  19. You're going to have a pretty good Autumn with these picks! Never Let Me Go and I Capture the Castle are SO good and you just can't go wrong with a Sarah Waters book (she has a new one coming soonish so I hear - ahhhhhh). Also, Havisham?! Yeh, I'm doing grabby hands right now because I really want that book. Definitely going to have to just buy it. Enjoy your Autumn reading, I don't see how you wouldn't ;D

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  20. You've got a nice variety of your own damn books to read this fall!

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  21. This is an awesome fall reading list. Kindred, The Joy Luck Club, Never Let Me Go, Kindred(!), you can't go wrong.

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  22. I listened to Little Women before blogging and was uninspired by it. I know I'm in the minority. I liked the Joy Luck Club but didn't love it. Can't wait to see what you think of the others since many of them are languishing on my shelves!

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